These Microsoft Azure and SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure) tutorials are designed for beginners who have some .NET development experience. Using a common scenario, each tutorial introduces one or two Microsoft Azure features or components. Even though each
tutorial builds upon the previous ones, the tutorials are self-contained and can be used without completing the previous tutorials.
The first four tutorials demonstrate how to use roles, Microsoft Azure Storage services, and SQL Database, which are the basics for learning Microsoft Azure.
For configuration instructions, see How to Prepare the Microsoft Azure Compute Emulator at
Download the tutorial files from
http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=AzureTutorials&DownloadId=15390. Extract the files to the C root directory. The tutorial files contain the following folders:
Note: This release of the tutorials only provide the C# code samples.
For convenience, much of the code that you need to type while executing the tutorials is available as Visual Studio code snippets.
After installing the tutorial files, you can find the code snippets in the
You must install the code snippets manually by copying the contents from one folder to another for each of the 2 folders listed in the table below.
With code snippets, you have all the code you need at your fingertips. You can use the following procedure to add a code snippet:
In order to complete the deployment lesson in each tutorial, you must sign up for a Microsoft Azure account. For more information, see
The Microsoft Azure Platform Management Portal allows you to manage all your Microsoft Azure platform resources from a single location. You must set the IE pop-up blocker to accept pop-ups from this site so that the database manager can be launched.
To configure the IE Pop-up Blocker